By THE EAQLC PRINTING ca
ntered at ths Postofflce la Bryan,
Tens, as second claai matte-.
BRYAN, TEXAS, NOV. 3. 1908.
THE ELECTION TODAY.
The old-fashioned revivalists pray
ing for a pentacostal outpouring often
used the expression, "Make this a day
long to be remembered and never to
be forgotten." The American people
are today making history that will be
read through the centuries. This elec
tion marks a crisis in American his
tory. We have come to the parting of
the ways. The question to be settled
is: Shall the American government
continue a free republic a govern'
ment of the people, for the people and
by the people or shall it become an
empire, governed by the most arro
gant and unscrupulous plutocracy the
world ever saw.
If the ballot today be a fre expres
sion of the will of the whole people
Bryan and Kern will be elected by an
overwhelming malorlty. But that it
will be entirely free from lntimlda-
tlon and bribery is not to be expected
The best that we can hope for is that
there will be in the battleground
States enough Intelligent voters who
can neither be browbeaten nor bought
to give a majority of the electoral
votes in favor of a free confederation
of sovereign States and against a con
sulltlated empire controlled by collos
sal corporations and used as a nm
chine for exploiting the people.
In the present election the Issues
are more clearly defined and the lines
more sharply drawn than has been
the case for many years; if. indeed,
It was ever so In our history. Both
parties realize this, and consequently
eai-h is putting forth all Its strength
anad exhausting its resources. The
one party appeals to the pocket, to
the lust of gain and to every selfish
motive hi human nature. Its chief
weapon is money, and its efforts are
directed to debauching the voters.
The other party appeals to the intel
ligence, to the heart and to the con
science of the people. Its weapons
are truth, justice and righteousness
us between man anil man.
We do not mean to convey the im
pression that If Bryan is defeated all
will be lost. While the triumph of
Taft and what he stands for would be
a stunning blow to American liberty
and civic rightousness, it will not be
fatal. We shall still have a country
worthy of our love and of our best
efforts. If a majority of the people
want a Caesar and a servile congress,
It Is the duty of every good citizen
to make the best of it. Even a des
potism is better than anarchy.
Nor will a defeat today mean the
death of the Democratic party. It Is
the only party that has survived all
the changes that time has wrought
since the foundation of the govern
ment, and it will live while even a
remnant of our free institutions is
lef.t It has survived the wrecks and
revolutions Uiat have swallowed up its
antagonists because it stands for
truth, and truth can no more be anni
hilated than God can be dethroned.
It is defeated sometimes because the
people need to be disciplined in the
severe school of adversity, and If Its
enemies win today it will be because
the time for its final triumph has not
Iet us hope, however, that the
American people will today show
their appreciation of the lofty ideals
presented to them by our noble leader
and his worthy associates and their
contempt for the blandishments of the
enemy. We have faith in God and In
the people, therefore we expect a
ureal victory today.
He who ridicules virtue
confesses his own depravity.
It is a pity Texas can't always have
healthy men for governors and I'nited
rttates senators men who won't get
sick in a crisis.
The political pot In San Antonio Is ,
taining like a geyser. Elsewhere i
Texas is us calm as Flnfeather lake I
on a midsummer morning.
The most embarrassing experience
Mr. Bryan has had In all his public
career was that attempt of the New
York women to Hobsouize him.
A headline in Current Issue In
quires: "Are old maids happy?" No
body but the old maids know any
thing about it. and no old maid can
speak for anybody but herself.
Republican chairman Hitchcock's
claini that Taft will have :!2.1 elec
toral votes is or the same quality as
State Chairman Lyons prophecy that
Simpson will get a majority of lu.nml ,
Bryan ought to be represented at
the inland Waterways convention at
Corpus Christ! November 15 and Hi.
The improvement of the Brazos rivet-
Is a matter ot too much importance
to be neglected.
' V. B. Hudson W. W.Wilson
Bryan, Texas. rYanklia.Tex
HUDSON. & .WILSON
Bryan and Franklin, Texas.
Will practice in county, state and fed
eral courts. Special . attention to
business in Brazos and Rob
i ar land in
Hughes survey, near
and terms reasonable.
Half acre of land with Improve
ments, one block eaBt of my home.
80 acres adjoining . & M. Col
Ipge land on west side, near Provl
deuce iburch. - Kuown as the George
190 acres, including Double Sulphur
springs, on N'avasota river.
V. B. HUDSON.
tnnr times t - r ammo
marrls. Mam as
It Is OnU
tlon la a glorious success.
a few or tnose wno marq
Ia estimates of the probable vote in
elections exaggeration Is ekpected; but
when Colonel Lyon predicted that
Texas will give 40,000 majority for
Simpson he passes the limit. As an
author of fairy tales Colonel Lyon
could win both fame and fortune.
The action of the Republican cam
paign committee in mailing to every
Confederate veteran and Daughter of
the Conefderacy an appeal to support
Simpson for governor has met with
the contempt such effrontery de
serves. We are not all renegades be
cause Simpson is one.
Mean But for the Public Good.
We heard a man abusing Hearst
the other day for buying tnose letters
from the thief who stole them from
the head of the Standard Oil com'
pany. Yes, it was a mean, low down
thing to do. We will admit that, but
after all it has been a benefit to the
general public. It shows how the
Standard Oil crowd of magnates was
trying to control the legislation and
the courts of the country Just as the
people have long suspected.
Now It may be Bald as a general
proposition that meanness and crime
can only be discovered tnrough the
use of mighty dirty Instruments.
Real nice, honest people are- not us
ually in position to know anything
about transactions of a shady nature,
The business of the detective is not
a Sunday scliool job. In order to get
the facts necessary to convict the
criminal fbe detective has to betray
confidence and do a lot of things that
in themselves look mighty low down
and mean, but there is no other way
in which the crime can be unearthed.
The Standard Oil crowd is made up
and operates on the principle that
anything Is fair to win, so that they
have no right to squeal. Hearst is
far from being a saint. We do not
believe at the present time that he
is acting from any high and noble
motives. He is a stinker yet, in our
opinion, he has done a good deal of
good In this campaign Just the same
The stolen letters which are undoubt
edly the genuine thing have shown
the public more of e methods env
ployed by the Standard Oil crowd
tnan was ever known before.
The more that Is known about
Standard Oil methods the more the
people are convinced that It is im
possible to hit them a lick amiss and
that the tine Imposed by Landis ought
to have stuck, also that it would be
a righteous thing if a few of the
crowd could get into jail. Topeka
Mail ami Breeze.
Corey's Sister Weds.
Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 2 Miss Ada
B. Corey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.
A. Corey and sister of William Kills
Corey, the millionaire president of the
United States Steel Corporation, was
married today to Dr. Charles Howard
Aufhammer, a member of the staff
of the Episcopal Hospital in this city.
The wedding was a quiet affair, at-
teneded only by the parents of the
bride and a few intimate friends of
Aeronautic Society Field Day.
New York. Nov. 2. The plans of
the Aeronautic society for a public
demonstration at the grounds at the
Morris Park race track tomorrow have
been completed. Many of the lead
ing aeronauts in the country have
accepted the invitation to take part.
The program as prepared by the so
ciety provides for a contest between
flying machines and a, wind-wagon
contest, in addition to the main event,
which will be a contest, between diri
gibles over a five-mile course.
Cosmopolitan San Antonio.
San Antonio, Tex., Nov. 2. Cosmo
politan San Autojiio appeared rather
picturesquely in the police court a
day or so ago, when a Greek, a Hun
garian, a Hindoo and a Chinaman were
hailed before the bar of Justitce. The
polyglot of languages got the corpiv
ration court into considerable enibar-
rassnient. The learned prosecuting at
tornej addressed the I. reek In Hie
Homeric dialect and utter a plullipic
a la Demosthenes succeeded in con
victing the gentleman with obstruct
in I Im siili'U:ilk willi hiu ciiiiilv rnrt
! 'I'lw. . I uuf .in.,l ;i n t .if tint linn.! fnltrtvi'.xl
his ancestral tendencies by riding
wildly through the streets of San An
tonio, and a choice collection of Ger
man, Russian and sign language could
never make him understand why he
ought to pay $5 for the pleuesure.
Sahib Rikajah. from the mountain
country of India that R. Kipling cele
brates, looked like the man who had
traveled all the way from Mandnlay.
He insisted upon standing on the
street corners and shouting lustily and
carrying on a somewhat violent argu-
witli John Chinaman. San An-
timiii Ban. in addition to an Italian so
ciety, a French society, an Armenian
society and a British society, as well
its some 20,1)00 German citizens and
scattering representatives from Cen
tral and South America and other
parts of the world.
Too Many Bucks.
San Antonio, Tex., Nov. 2. Deer
flourish so in captivity in the beauti
ful Brackenrldge Park In this city that
the park commissioners are now fac
ing the embarrassing situation of hav
ing a surplus, of bucks on hand, with
the result that these antlered mon
archs of the forest are beginning to
wage warfare among themselves for
the favor of the does. In order to pre
vent them from killing each other it
becomes necessary to dispose of at
least six of the big bucks. Mayor Cal
laghan recently proposed to sell those
bucks to the local butchers, where
upou the club women of San Antonio
raised a hue and cry of cruelty to ani
mals, demanding that they be lib
erated. Old woodsmen claim that deer
raised in captivity will never he able
to live In the wild, but would speed
ily come back to the nearest house,
and would be an easy mark for the
.boys on the ranches. Consequently
there is a lively argument going on
in San Antonio as to what to do with
the bucks. It is rumored that the city
of Dallas wishes to buy them ami thus
settle this interesting dispute.
li i :
Cirorc tut ' -
BY DIRECT Va
-n Psopls of Missouri Will Else
5 . " '
? Jefferson City. Mo.. Nor. 2. Rev
Missouri tomorrow will nominate jt
United States senator by direct Xote
of the 'people. In addition to ejecting
State and minor officers andf repre
sentatives in Congress. The last Gen
eral Assembly provided for the selec
tion of the caucus nominee for United
States senator and Instructed the
members of the General Assembly to
vote for such nominee.
The several candidates for the sea-
atorship have stated publicly that they
expect to abide by the result of the
vote tomorrow. In other words, they
have given it out that they will not
undertake to take any advantage of
any insurrection in the legislature.
Nevertheless many complications
could arise as a result of the senato
rial primary. For instance, such a
situation may arise as a Republican
majority in the General Assembly on
joint ballot, while the successful can
didate ot the Democrats may have re
ceived many thousand more votes in
tbe primary than the successful Re
publican candidate. Again, one of the
two Democratic candidates might re
ceive a large majority of the votes
cast In the primary, and a majority
of the Democratic members elected to
the General Assembly might be for
his opponent. But the voluntary ac
tion of the candidates In agreeing to
abide by the results of the primary Is
expected to obviate all difficulties In
carrying out the spirit of the primary
On the Democratic side there are
two rival candidates for the senator
ship. William J. Stone, the incum
bent, is a candidate for re-election and
Is opposed by Governor Joseph V.
Folk. The tight between the two Is
generally regarded as very close and
as a consequence the result of the
vote tomorrow is awaited with keen
Seven names have hen filed for the
Republican nomination, David W. Hill
of Poplar -Bluff, former speaker of the
House of Representatives; John Kcn
nish of Mound City, former State sen
ator, now assistant attorney general;
Col. Richard C. Kerens, former Repub
lican national committeeman from
.Missouri; John C. McKinley of Union
ville, present lieutenant governor;
Chauncey I. Filley of St. Louis, for
mer Republican national committee
man; Jacob r. Schmitter of Morgan
county and Joseph Black of Richmond.
GIVE THE COUNTRY CHILDREN A
Some of our exchaug?3 as?rt tint
Texas has more Invested In its penal
Institutions than all the coi;nrty
school houses in the Stato are worth.
"The average court house," says the
Conroe Courier, "cocts more money
than all the country school houses of
the county are worth. If all the chil
dren In Texas In the scholastic age
should ettened school this yoaer. it
would be Impossible to care for them
in our present buildings. Many of
these buildings are uncomfortable, do
not contain suitable desks for seating
of the children and have jioor equip
ment for effective Instructions. Is
this a "square deal" educationally for
the children of the state? Is it not
a vital denial of free school privileges
to 'some children? A vote for the
amenedmnt to Section 5, Article 7. is a
vote for the Improvement of educa
tional facllitiess for the children of
A Skattr'a Daring.
Few feats of skating have ever ex
celled the exploit of one of Napoleon's
officers performed shortly after the
fight at Jenn in lHiHl. The emperor dis
patched an ofticer to Marshal Mortler
requiring him to seize certain Impor
tant towns without delay. When the
officer arrived at the mouth of the
Elbe, where the river is seven and one-
half miles wide, he was threatened
with serious loss of time. The river
was Just covered with Ice; therefore to
row over was out of the question. Ho
could not cross by the nenreKt britlce
without going twenty miles out of his
wn.v on roads heavy with snow, and
he grudged the time that would thus
lie wasted. So he resolved to skate
across the thin, freshly formed Ice.
Had he tried walking he would have
sunk at once, but by skimming along
on his skates at the top of his speed he
got over the river both dry and un
harmed. By this daring If dangerous
deed he saved six hours, did what Na
poleon bade him do and won great
credit for his bold and clever exploit.
Bryan Confident of New York.
New York. Oct. 28. When he left
for his up state trip W. J. Bryan was
in excellent spirits.
"What do you think of the signs?
he was asked.
I think the signs are improving all
"Do you expect to carry New York
I certainly do. And I expect to
carry the entire middle west as well
as 6ome eastern states," he .replied.
Wiga and Trour:
The wig went out and gave place to
th natural hair, powered and pig
tmllsd, aa a result of the movement
back to nature which accompanied and
preceded the French revolution.' But
why did tbe wig coma in? Some say
that Louis XIII. started the fashion
when he began to grow bald, the court
Imitating him out of a desire to please
the mouarch. Be that aa It may, the
wig "caught on" as few articles of
costume have ever done, and those who
have begun to despair of tbe maseu
line leg ever being emancipated from
the trouser may find comfort In the
fact that wigs prevailed for consid
erably more than a century in Eng
land, w hereas trousers scarcely existed
a hundred years ago, to say nothing of
being the universal wear. London
Just received a NEW
line of Art' Squares
and Rugs, not just a
few to select from but
a good large assortment.
You can save enough money on your
November Grocery bill by placing your
order with us to provide many presents
Quality, Price, Service Unexcelled. Phone 386
E. Bullock & Company
For either old or young there is
nothing more acceptable than a
nice fountain pen.
ahLL he cunt thty LALLL
We have the Lucky Curve
Fen in all sizes and finishes;
smooth flow, easy writing, well
made. They do - not bend,
break or scratch, and are guar
anteed to give satisfaction.
Smith Drug Co.
J. W. BATTS
REAL ESTATE AGENT
Offlce lo Taliaferro DuilJing. Oo-
poslte Cturt Houao. PlK'ne 37
Have in otlice the only s("of Abstract
Hooks of Brazo Count:,- Land Titles
One and one-hklf Jots and six-room
house, located two blocks from Main
street; corner lot, brick cistern and
. One .quarter . block .of - "round . and
rew five-room house in good neigh
borhood on east side of town. Price,
$1,000.00. Terms, one-fourth cash, and
balance la one, two and three years.
NICE ABIE) BIEU '
Gents Wardrobe and Chiffonier
combined in one handsome piece
of furniture form $20 to $35.00.
We are showing all of the NEW
THINGS in Furniture.
Round Trip Tickets
GREATLY REDUCED RATES
To points in the Southeast, Kan
sas City and St. Louis
H. & T. C. R. R.
On sale December 19, 2(1 and 21
Return limit Jan. 17, IW)
For Rat,, SchtdulM md Olhr Inform.Hon.
cll an A?rnts of th H. ft T.
Kailrmd, or write to
TrilRc Manarer o.n. Pa.a. Aftil
NEAT ROOMS . Bfi'sT TABLE
Near H AT V n .
$1.00 PER DAY . $5.00 PER Wfk
We can sell them If prlced-'rlght
WILSON A tfRS K I N E
Real Estate Agent.
3 22 Wellborn, Texas. y
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